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Develop your bass groove and time feel. Learn how to groove with or without a drummer.

Rhythm Exercise For Bass Players – How To Improve Your Rhythm On Bass Using Rhythmic Displacement

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Here’s a rhythm exercise for bass players that will not only solidify your quarter note feel and the bass grooves that you already know how to play! This bass rhythm exercise has two parts. Both parts require you to play both rhythms at the same time

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How Chords Can Make Your 4 String Bass Sound Big

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Incorporating chords on a 4 string bass can be challenging. Often, you’ll find many bass players resort to spending the big bucks on a 5 string bass or 6 string bass. It is true that playing chords on a bass with more than 4 strings opens the door to infinite possibility of lush wide-spaced chord voicings.…

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Incorporating Chromaticism With Your BassLines

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Effective Chromaticism can add interest and movement to your basslines and fills. Learn a simple, rhythmically accurate, scale for adding chromaticism with little thought!

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How To Keep Your Wrist Relaxed For Slap Bass

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There are many approaches to slap bass. Some slap bass players like the thumb to be parrallel to the strings, while others like the thumb to be perpendicular. Some slap bass players like to strike the thumb through the string, while others like to bounce the thumb off the string. Some slap bass players like…

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Master Your Bass Fretboard

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Here is a practice that I do often to push myself to become better familiar with my bass fretboard.

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